The band also has a couple of European festival shows left on the books. Somehow, they’ve managed to squeeze in some studio time and are working on their second album, which follows their debut, #1. The new disc is expected to be released in 2004.

For all the hype, this is only Fischerspooner’s second tour. The two – Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner – have been tearing up the New York City art scene for just over four years now and unleashed their eccentric brand of electro-pop and avant garde stage production on American audiences last spring with a two-week-long tour.

Prior to the outing, they had done one-offs here and there. Rumor has it the reason they rarely play live is because their show is such an extravagant production.

It is documented fact their live shows are completely over-the-top productions. Huge lighting and video rigs, elaborate costumes designed by top designers including Heidi Slimane, dancers, glitter storms and pyro are all de rigueur.

And then there’s the chocolate sauce. Think Elton John’s 50th birthday bash done electro-trash style.